João Gomes (basketball)

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João Gomes
No. 15 – Aquila Basket Trento
PositionSmall forward
LeagueLBA
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1985-05-02) May 2, 1985 (age 33)
Fogo, Cape Verde
NationalityPortuguese
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2005 / Undrafted
Playing career2003–present
Career history
2003–2007Barreirense
2007–2008Cantabria
2008–2011Breogán
2011–2014Benfica
2014–2016Andorra
2016–presentAquila Basket Trento
Career highlights and awards

João Gomes (born May 2, 1985), commonly known as Betinho, is a Portuguese basketball player[1] for Aquila Basket Trento in the Lega Basket Serie A (LBA).[2]

Career[edit]

Betinho was born in Fogo, Cape Verde. He played for FC Barreirense in Portugal, the club where he developed his basketball skills, and was noticed by American and European scouts. His performance with Barreirense led to an invitation to play in the Reebok EuroCamp 2006 and 2007 editions in Treviso. Betinho was draft eligible for the 2007 NBA draft. After working out for several NBA teams such as the Boston Celtics, Portland Trail Blazers, and Detroit Pistons, he went undrafted.

Betinho was also a member of the Portugal National Team in 2009 in the qualifying round for Eurobasket 2009.

On August 22, 2011, Betinho was confirmed as a new signing for Benfica.

Titles[edit]

Benfica[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Semana. "NBA observes João Gomes." Retrieved October 23, 2007.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-29. Retrieved 2014-07-25.